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Wednesday / February 24.
  • Iona joins Villanova, DePaul among teams with three COVID pauses

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Less than three weeks after announcing their second COVID shutdown on Dec. 29, Iona went into its third pause on Saturday due to a positive COVID result among Tier-1 personnel.

    The Gaels now join Villanova and DePaul among schools with at least three COVID pauses this season.

    Iona (5-3, 3-1 MAAC) started its season late due to its first COVID pause and didn’t begin the season until Nov. 30 in a loss to Seton Hall. They last played in a Dec. 23 win over Coppin State, two days before Christmas.

    They were slated to play Saint Peter’s Sunday and Monday in New Rochelle but those games have been postponed.

    Pitino said before the season began he supported pushing the start of the season back until March and having “May Madness” for the NCAA Tournament.

    Photo: Iona Athletics

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.